USF Architecture Lecture: Mark Sanderson of DIGSAU
The USF SACD Spring 2018 lecture series presents Mark Sanderson, Principal and Founding Partner of DIGSAU, a Philadelphia-based studio practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism, and environmental design. Sanderson will present a lecture titled “Building Walls: Meaning and Mass.”
With a commitment to their core values of design excellence, experimentation, and attentiveness to the material culture, DIGSAU’s work builds enthusiasm in others for the hard work of design required to create meaningful places that empower and inspire people to be more creative, productive, and fulfilled. Founded in 2007, the office operates as an open studio, with a staff of twenty individuals from diverse backgrounds. Since its inception, the firm has been recognized with over thirty AIA design awards and in 2013 was named one of North America’s “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York. The Pennsylvania chapter of The American Institute of Architects recently honored DIGSAU as the fifth recipient of the Firm Award. This award is granted annually to a selected firm whose efforts have consistently produced distinguished architecture for a period of at least 10 years.
In a built environment where authenticity is increasingly scarce, DIGSAU’s work focuses on Architecture’s capacity to communicate via its materials and explores innovative ways that the craft of building can connect people to the experience of place, history, and time. As a designer, Mark Sanderson combines an ability to capture conceptual clarity with an acute attention to detail. His thoughtful use of materials and consistent pursuit of innovative construction techniques, create a direct link between the design process and built form. Sanderson is a Registered Architect and is a LEED-Accredited Professional. Sanderson has taught design studios and served as a guest critic and lecturer at numerous design schools.
This lecture is presented as part of the USF School of Architecture & Community Design’s Spring 2018 lecture series. For additional event information, please visit: http://arch.usf.edu/.